(34 Episodes) "Big Sister," the creation of Lillian Laugerty, was a 15 minute daily CBS serial, which successfully broadcast from September 14, 1936 until December 26, 1952. Set in the fictional town of Glen Falls, the program dramatized the life of Ruth Evans who sacrificed her own happiness to care for her younger sister Sue and their crippled brother Neddie.
After Sue married reporter Jerry Miller, Ruth continued to care for Neddie. She fell in love with Neddie's doctor, John Wayne, who cured Neddie. Ruth and John married on October 19, 1939, but during World War II, John was held in a Japanese prison camp. He returned to Glen Falls suffering from shell-shock.
* STARRING: Alice Frost, Nancy Marshall, Marjorie Anderson, Mercedes MaCambridge and Grace Mathews (all portrayed Ruth Evans), Santos Ortega (Dr. Duncan Carvell), Staats Cosworth (Dr. John Wayne), Haila Stoddard, Dorothy McGuire, Peggy Conklin and Fran Carlon (all portrayed Sue Evans Miller). Michael O'Day (Neddie Evans).
* Lever Brothers (Rinso) was their one sponsor, until 1946 when Proctor & Gamble (PG) took over sponsorship of this very popular program. Big Sister was, in fact, so popular, that a spin-off daily drama (Bright Horizon) evolved from it. Alice Frost (in her role as Ruth Evans Wayne) appeared on Bright Horizon for a short period of time, to ensure the success of this new daytime drama. * SOURCE: Wikipedia * I have been able to find only episodes 001-028 & 081-084 plus two non-numbered eps; I will update this file if/when I do come across more episodes. OTR * def gp ddh